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D Zoenen, V Delvenne
INTRODUCTION: The processing of information coming from the elementary sensory systems conditions the development and fulfilment of a child's abilities. A dysfunction in the sensory stimuli processing may generate behavioural patterns that might affect a child's learning capacities as well as his relational sphere. The DSM-5 recognizes the sensory abnormalities as part of the symptomatology of Autism Spectrum Disorders. However, similar features are observed in other neurodevelopmental disorders...
2018: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
Daniel Coluccia, Tabitha Roth, Serge Marbacher, Javier Fandino
BACKGROUND: Resection of left hemispheric tumors (LH) is often complicated by the risks of causing language dysfunction. Although neurosurgeons' concerns when operating on the presumed dominant hemisphere are well known, literature evaluating laterality as a predictive surgical parameter in glioblastoma (GB) patients is sparse. We evaluated whether tumor laterality correlated with surgical performance, functional outcome, and survival. METHODS: All GB patients treated at our institution between 2006 and 2016 were reviewed...
March 3, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Michael Samarkos, Vasiliki Antoniadou, Aristeidis G Vaiopoulos, Mina Psichogiou
We report the case of a 53-year-old healthy man, presenting with confusion. The patient had been clinically diagnosed with cat-scratch disease (CSD) and prescribed a 10-day course of doxycycline orally. Approximately a week after he had completed the treatment, he was admitted to our department with confusion. Neurological examination revealed expressive dysphasia with no motor or sensory deficits. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination showed only increased content. Imaging with CT and MRI of the brain did not reveal any abnormalities, and funduscopy was normal...
March 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Hirotoshi Takahashi, Maya Uno, Kazuya Miyoshi
While skull base metastases from breast cancer are not uncommon, there are relatively few reported cases in the literature. We report a case of skull base metastasis of breast cancer that resulted in dysphasia, odynophagia, and dysarthria. The case involved a woman in her 50 s who was diagnosed with cancer of the right breast(cT4N1M0, cStage III B)at another medical institution 9 years previously and who underwent a partial mastectomy and an axillary lymph node dissection following neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Yohei Oguri, Haruhiko Cho, Kazuhito Yajima, Ryouki Oohinata, Yoshiaki Iwasaki
Mesh migration is a rare complication of surgery for a hiatal hernia. Here, we present the case of a 72-year-old who complained of dysphasia and bodyweight loss. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed incarcerated mesh in the lumen of the esophagogastric junction. Surgery was performed under both endoscopy and laparoscopy, and the mesh was successfully removed via gastrostomy. To the best of our knowledge, our case is the first in which mesh that had migrated into the esophagogastric junction was removed by a combination of laparoscopic and endoscopic procedure, although the cases of 17 patients in which mesh migrated into the stomach after mesh hiatoplasty have previously been reported in the literature...
January 23, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Sian K Alexander, Maria Di Cicco, Ute Pohl, Alberto Cifelli
A 73-year-old man presented with three episodes of dysphasia and disinhibited behaviour, a single seizure and transient ischaemic attack-like events characterised by right arm and/or leg weakness. These episodes were separated by month-long asymptomatic intervals. Medical history included rheumatoid arthritis, which was clinically quiescent on leflunomide.Repeated cerebrospinal fluid examination showed a persistent lymphocytosis with mildly reduced glucose and elevated protein; oligoclonal bands and viral PCR were negative...
January 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Rahim Mahmodlou, Fahimeh Asadi Amoli, Ata Abbasi, Seyed Arman Seyed Mokhtari, Sajjad Pourasghary
In this report, a case of ocular scleral metastasis was reported in a patient with a past history of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. The patient was a 58-year-old male who was admitted to Urmia Imam Khomeini Hospital, Urmia, Iran, 8 years ago with progressive dysphasia. Seven years after initial diagnosis and treatment of esophageal cancer, the patient had no signs or symptoms of the disease. But 2 months ago, he was referred to the hospital due to ocular swelling, redness and watering. Pathologic examination of the excised lesion at Farabi Hospital reported metastasis of squamous cell carcinoma to the connective tissue of the sclera...
January 5, 2018: Ophthalmology and Therapy
Shahnaz Mohammed Ayasrah, Muayyad M Ahmad, Iman Amin Basheti
BACKGROUND: Post-stroke depression is among the most frequent neuropsychiatric complications of stroke, and it is associated with poor prognosis and outcomes. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of depression; its correlates, and predictors among patients with stroke in Jordan. METHODS: A cross-sectional, descriptive correlation design was used among 198 patients with stroke admitted to 9 hospitals all over Jordan. Depression was assessed using the validated hospital depression subscale (HDS) of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Michael J Mulcahy, Joga Chaganti, Ashraf Dower, Darweesh Al-Khawaja
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous acute arterial subdural hematoma (SDH) is a rare entity caused by hemorrhage from a cortical perisylvian artery without a known precipitant. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 53-year-old man presented with a 2-day history of acute-onset headache and dysphasia. He had a generalized seizure on arrival to hospital and no history of trauma. A computed tomography demonstrated an acute left-sided SDH. A computed tomography angiogram and a digital subtraction angiogram demonstrated active contrast extravasation into the SDH...
February 2018: World Neurosurgery
Sung Ho Jang, Seong Ho Kim, Jeong Pyo Seo
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December 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
Brian OʼNeill, Catherine Best, Lauren OʼNeill, Sara D S Ramos, Alex Gillespie
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of an automated interactive prompting technology in supporting the morning routine of persons with acquired brain injury. The morning routine included maintaining personal hygiene and dressing. SETTING: An inpatient neurorehabilitation hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Persons with acquired brain injury who required prompting when following their morning routine (n = 24), but were not limited by physical disability or dysphasia, took part in the study...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Huiling Chen, Hongbo Cao, Xu Guo, Meidan Zhao, Qing Xia, Bo Chen, Tieniu Zhao, Wenyuan Gao
INTRODUCTION: After stroke, hemiplegia, dysphasia and facial paralysis can manifest during the convalescent period. Currently, no Chinese patent medicine (CPM) is previously reported to cure each of these symptoms primarily, and thus, there are no relevant instructions for the use of CPM. This study presents a new approach based on comparative effectiveness research to distinguish the curative effects of three CPMs that are often used in stroke convalescence to determine the ideal medicine for the treatment of each symptom...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Open
Ugur Sener, William O Tatum, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Deependra Mahato, Anteneh M Feyissa
Brain tumor-related epilepsy is a common complication of primary and metastatic brain tumors with seizures often representing the first manifestation of the tumor. The size and location of the tumor can make detection of epileptiform discharges on scalp electroencephalogram and safe surgical resection challenging. We describe a case of a patient with glioblastoma multiforme presenting as dominant temporal lobe epilepsy. Seizures were manifest as episodes of speech arrest on a background of long-standing history of episodic speech difficulty and headache...
2017: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
Ji Yeon Han, Jung Won Choi, Kyu Chang Wang, Ji Hoon Phi, Ji Yeoun Lee, Jong Hee Chae, Sung Hye Park, Jung Eun Cheon, Seung Ki Kim
Radiotherapy is one of the standard treatments for medulloblastoma. However, therapeutic central nervous system irradiation in children may carry delayed side effects, such as radiation-induced tumor and vasculopathy. Here, we report the first case of coexisting meningioma and moyamoya syndrome, presenting 10 years after radiotherapy for medulloblastoma. A 13-year-old boy presented with an enhancing mass at the cerebral falx on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) after surgery, radiotherapy (30.6 Gy craniospinal axis, 19...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Tracy Levett-Jones, Samuel Lapkin, Natalie Govind, Jacqueline Pich, Kerry Hoffman, Sarah Yeun-Sim Jeong, Carol Anne Norton, Danielle Noble, Lorna Maclellan, Melissa Robinson-Reilly, Naleya Everson
BACKGROUND: Although empathy is an integral component of professional practice and person-centred care, a body of research has identified that vulnerable patients groups frequently experience healthcare that is less than optimal and often lacking in empathy. AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the impact of an immersive point-of-view simulation on nursing students' empathy towards people with an Acquired Brain Injury. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A convenience sample of 390 nursing students from a cohort of 488 participated in the study, giving a response rate of 80%...
December 2017: Nurse Education Today
Joshua E Meyers, Kunal Vakharia, Joseph M Kowalski, Vassilios G Dimopoulos, John Pollina
OBJECTIVE: The authors describe a modified technique for placement of the C1 lateral mass screw using a Steinmann pin as a guide. This technique minimizes dissection and provides atlantoaxial stabilization during arthrodesis. METHODS: In our technique, a nonthreaded 1.6-mm spade-tip Steinmann pin is placed into the lateral mass of C1 to serve as a guide over which a powered drill is used for screw insertion. Perioperative data were collected for consecutive patients who underwent a C1-2 arthrodesis that involved the modified technique between March 2010 and July 2016...
December 2017: World Neurosurgery
Roger W Byard
While the majority of intracranial meningiomas have an indolent clinical course, sudden and unexpected death may rarely occur. Two cases are reported to demonstrate rapid clinical deterioration resulting in death in individuals with large, grade I, parasagittal meningiomas. Case 1 was a 46-year-old man with a history of headaches and epilepsy who suddenly collapsed and died. A large right frontal parasagittal meningioma with haemorrhage had compressed the brain and lateral ventricle, causing tonsillar herniation...
January 1, 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
Naoto Nakamura, Yuichi Fujita, Satoshi Nakamizo, Yoshio Sakagami, Ken Okazaki, Kouta Kida
Penetrating head injuries are extremely rare in Japan. The authors describe a case involving a penetrating head injury from an arrow fired from a crossbow. A 52-year-old man who had shot himself transorally in a suicide attempt was admitted to the authors' hospital. On admission, he was conscious and exhibited no neurological deficits. The end of the arrow was visible inside his oral cavity. Computed tomography revealed the arrow had penetrated the right cerebellum and occipital lobe, resulting in a very small hematoma...
September 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
Alessandro Principe, Marco Calabria, Adrià Tauste Campo, Josephine Cruzat, Gerardo Conesa, Albert Costa, Rodrigo Rocamora
We investigated whether it is possible to study the network dynamics and the anatomical regions involved in the earliest moments of picture naming by using invasive electroencephalogram (EEG) traces to predict naming errors. Four right-handed participants with focal epilepsy explored with extensive stereotactic implant montages that recorded temporal, parietal and occipital regions -in two patients of both hemispheres-named a total of 228 black and white pictures in three different sessions recorded in different days...
August 24, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
Ahmad Pourrashidi Boshrabadi, Ali Naiem, Seyed Shahab Ghazi Mirsaeid, Kourosh Karimi Yarandi, Abbas Amirjamshidi
BACKGROUND: The most common lymphoid malignancy in adults is diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). The median age of occurrence of DLBCL is between 6(th) and 7(th) decade of life, although some other types of aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL) are present in younger age. Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is an uncommon type of extranodal NHL, which is either more prevalent or is diagnosed more often than before. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 22-year-old man with ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) performed at another center was referred with manifestations of shunt malfunction, unusual behavior, dysphasia, and hallucination...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
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